Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

Established in 1981, the collected Schumacher Center Lectures capture some of the most visionary voices that speak to the urgent need to transform our economic, social, and cultural systems in ways that support both the planet and its citizens.


Schumacher Center Library

Housed in a 3,600 square foot building on the side of Jug End Mountain in the Berkshire region of Massachusetts, this research library includes the books and papers of E. F. Schumacher and other new economists as well as collections on worker ownership, community supported agriculture, local currencies, the commons, and appropriate technology. The Library's catalog is searchable online.



Honoring those who paved a path ahead of us including:

  • E. F. Schumacher, economist and author of Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered;
  • Robert Swann, carpenter, founder of the community land trust movement, and founding President of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics;
  • MANAS Journal, a publication of independent inquiry capturing voices of intelligent idealism; and
  • Lindisfarne Association, whose collection of recordings of conversations about culture, society, technology, and economy offer a vision of a new planetary culture.